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ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, CHELSEA (ENGLAND)

1807-1908

Children at the Royal Military Academy Chelsea, that were sponsored by the West India Regiment, and whose fathers served with this Regiment.

The Normal & Model Schools at the RMA, were instructing volunteers, both Military & Civilian to become Monitors, Assistant School Master and finally Schoolmaster. At the assistant School Master stage, the students were sent out to their Regiment to gain more experience under the tutelage of the School Master there.

Abbreviations used:  DF = data on father
                                 DM= data on mother
                                 A   = alive at the time of admission
                                 D   =departed
                              CYR = the Census year with relevant detail extracted from the UK census

WO143/17 & 18 Male; 24.Female Entry No. In Ledgers SURNAME Christian names AGE in Years & Months Date Admitted FATHER'S REGIMENT RANK FATHER's Christian Name Father deceased at the time of Admission MOTHER's Name Mother D Deceased A Alive Age leaving the RMA AM DISCHARGE date Discharge Codes APPRRENTICED TO ADDRESS Delivered to TO_TRADE Profession of Apprentice Master Burried Death Age Years Death age + months Burial reference Cemetery Location ref Undertaker's costs FROM_ESTABLISHMENT Census: FOLIO CA WHEREBORN CTY NOTES_1 To Southampton NOTES_2 Apprentice notes TC
M17 742 HESHUSINS Sam Andalun 4 6 24/02/1807 West India Regiment 6th Lt?? Philip D   D 4   04/04/1807 D Died   Died   06/04/1807 5   St.Luke's BGR-1789 36:37:08 2/6                     Died
M17 814 NICHOLS Joseph 6 5 14/12/1807 West India Rangers Pte George A Mary A 9   29/12/1810 P Delivered   Delivered                                   Deliv
F24 993 MALONY Catherine 9 6 15/11/1816 West India Regiment 2nd QMS   D   D 14 04 21/05/1821 A HUGHES Mary Chelsea Common.Marltire Sq 2 Housewifery Widow                         Reward of 5.5.0 25/09/1825       Domestic
F24 1213 FREER Mary 8   06/10/1819 Royal West India Rangers Pte William D Mary A 13 07 11/02/1825 A EVERETT Mr William Georges Street 16.Grosvenor Square.Londn Housewifery                 1821 Heads 10       06/10/1819     Domestic
F24 1310 POWER Catherine 8 7 20/10/1821 West India Regiment 2nd Sgt John A Mary D 14   16/04/1827 A NEWTON Mr James Cressbrook Mill. Derbyshire Cotton Spinning Cotton Spinning                         Reward of 5.5.0 02/11/1831 20/10/1821     Cotton
F24 1385 KELLEY Rosanna 9   31/03/1823 West India Regiment 2nd Sgt Major   D   D 14 03 30/06/1828 A BONNETTE Ric Chrl Alresford. Hants Domestic Servant                           Admit provisionally until docs can be 31/03/1823 procured for their admission Indentures cancelled Domestic
F24 1386 KELLY Jane 6   31/03/1823 West India Regiment 2nd Sgt Major   D   D 14 04 06/07/1831 A KEOGH Michael Southampton. Kingsland Place Domestic Servant                 1831 Heads 17       31/03/1823     Domestic
M17 1426 BRIERHURST Chas Johnston 7 3 08/10/1811 Royal West India Rangers Pte James D Hannah D 14   18/07/1818 V Army Volunteer 25th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                   COMMEN[1]         23/10/1816     Army
M17 1485 CAIN Lawrence 9 7 14/04/1812 Royal West India Rangers Pte Martin A Mary A 13   27/09/1816 A RUSPIN Charles J B Pall Mall 20. London                                      
F24 1589 GRADY Catherine 6   22/03/1827 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Major Michael D Ann A 14   31/03/1835 A McCONNEL H & J Messers Cressbrook Mill. Derbyshire Cotton Spinning Cotton Spinning               1831 Heads 10     Reward of 5.5.0 01/05/1842     WO143-25 Cotton
M17 1809 SMITH George Edmond 6   06/06/1814 West India Regiment 1st Pte George A Elizabeth A 14   08/11/1822 P Delivered to his friends   Delivered to his friends                 1821 Heads 13       11/03/1817     Deliv
M17 2027 CONROY Terrence 9   04/03/1816 West India Regiment 2nd Pte   D   D 14   27/04/1821 V Army Volunteer 19th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                                   Army
M17 3063 WINSOR William 7 6 05/10/1819 Royal West India Rangers Pte William D Catherine D 7   12/12/1819 D Died   Died     7                             Died
M17 3068 CAMERON Alexander 7   06/10/1819 Royal West India Rangers Sgt Alexander D   D 16   01/01/1828 P Delivered to his parents   Delivered to his parents               Chatham 1821 Heads 9     Detain on pass Apr 15th 1825 & returned 17/05/1826 No dish date estimate by age   Deliv
M17 3395 POWER John 4 7 20/10/1821 West India Regiment 2nd Sgt John D Mary D 15 06 11/09/1832 A NEWTON Mr W Cressbrook Mill. Derbyshire Cotton Manufactur Cotton Manufacturer             IOW 1831 Heads 14     To IOW 27Nov1821 to Chelsea 29 Sep 1831 27/11/1821 See entry 3395 30 Oct 1821(D entry)   Cotton
M17 3631 FINLAY James 11   20/03/1823 Royal West India Rangers Sgt John D Ann D 14   06/05/1826 P Delivered   Delivered                                   Deliv
M17 3770 POWER John 6 8 20/11/1823 West India Regiment 2nd Sgt Jno A Mary D 15   11/09/1832 A                     IOW 1831 Heads 14     see entry 3396 d entry Comment[2]      
M17 3981 EVANS John 7 2 25/08/1824 West India Regiment 2nd Cpl John D   A 14   23/03/1831 V Army Volunteer Army Army Volunteer                                   Army
M18 4452 GRADY John 8 7 20/02/1827 West India Regiment 3rd Sgt Michael D Ann A 13   16/06/1832 V Army Volunteer Dragoons 3rd Army Volunteer                 1831 Heads 12     Indian Mutiny 1857-8   Memorial Tablet DYRMS Chapel   Army
M18 4453 GRADY Mark 5 11 20/02/1827 West India Regiment 3rd Sgt Michael D Ann A 14   31/03/1836 V Army Volunteer Dragoons 3rd Army Volunteer                 1831 Heads 9             Army
M18 4666 BULLOCK Robert 9 5 05/05/1828 Royal West India Rangers Pte Robert A Sophia A 13   15/10/1832 P Delivered   Delivered                 1831 Heads 12             Deliv
M18 5070 FULLOCKS James Charles 6 3 27/09/1836 West India Regiment 2nd Sgt Major James D Mary A 14   04/06/1844 P Delivered to his mother Chatham Delivered to his mother                 1841 30-10 11             Deliv
M18 5381 McGAVIN Frederick 7   01/09/1841 West India Regiment 1st Sch Mr Sgt Patrick D   D 15   13/07/1849 V Army Volunteer 74th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                                   Army
M18 5419 SCOTT John William 5 5 24/08/1842 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Major John D Sarah A 14   14/06/1851 V Army Volunteer 25th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                 1851 564-09 14 Dominica WIN         Army
M18 5612 KINNA Michael Thomas 9 5 17/04/1846 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Major Thomas D Cath D 14   06/11/1851 P Delivered to his father? Birr Barracks Delivered to his father?                 1851 564-10 14 West Indies WIN         Deliv
M18 5613 KINNA Francis 5 9 17/04/1846 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Major Thomas D Cath D 13   04/07/1854 P Delivered to his father?   Delivered to his father?                 1851 567-16 10 West Indies WIN         Deliv
M18 6016 JAMESON William 9   24/12/1853 West India Regiment 2nd CSM   D   D 14   31/12/1858 V Army Volunteer 26th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                                   Army
M18 6025 WOODS George 6 9 30/01/1854 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Richard D Jane A 14   25/03/1862 V Army Volunteer Lancers 16th Army Volunteer                 1861 127-08 14 Jammaica WIN         Army
M18 6135 DELF James Percy 7 8 11/05/1855 West India Regiment 2nd CSM James D Sarah A 10   04/05/1858 P Delivered   Delivered                                   Deliv
M18 6191 PEAT Charles 9 8 09/04/1856 West India Regiment 1st CSM Thomas D Sarah A 12   22/07/1859 P Delivered to his GrMother   Delivered to his GrMother                                   Deliv
M18 6634 LOWE Charles Samuel 6 8 25/04/1861 West India Regiment 1st Arm Sgt David D Louisa A 13   20/10/1868 V Army Volunteer 24th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                           S Africa 1877-78. Isandhlwana   Memorial Tablet DYRMS Chapel   Army
M18 6794 LOWE Richard 6 1 20/02/1863 West India Regiment 1st Arm Sgt David D Louisa D 15   25/01/1872 V Army Volunteer 24th Regt of Foot 1st Bn Army Volunteer                 1871 89-17 14 West Indies WIN S Africa. 1877-79 Isandhlwana   Memorial Tablet DYRMS Chapel   Army
M18 6809 GURNEY Walter 10 9 07/04/1863 West India Regiment 3rd Sgt Major William D Isabella A 13   12/07/1866 V Army Volunteer Dragoon Guards 1st Army Volunteer                                   Army
M18 6894 CLANCHY Andrew E 5 11 14/04/1864 West India Regiment 4th Sgt Major Jerimiah D Susan A 13   13/05/1872 V Army Volunteer 39th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                 1871 85-10 12 Brompton KEN         Army
M18 6998 LEYDEN Chas Adas 7 8 04/07/1865 West India Regiment 3rd CSM John D Emma A 16   23/06/1874 P Delivered to his mother   Delivered to his mother                 1871 89-17 13 Cape of Good Hope ZAF ?Discharge date 23 June 1871 1 or 4 pjg       Deliv
M18 7066 YEARLSLEY R H W 7 8 14/04/1866 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Major Richard D Charlotte A 10   20/11/1869 TR Transfer Royal Hibernian Schl                                       TransHIB
M18 7304 CALLANAN William Hy 7 9 25/08/1868 West India Regiment 3rd Sgt Major Patrick D Clara A 15   30/11/1876 V Army Volunteer 58th Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                 1871 86-11 8 West Indies WIN         Army
M18 7452 PALMER Henry Taylor 7 7 23/11/1870 West India Regiment 1st Sgt Major William D Lydia A 14   14/04/1877 P Delivered to his mother   Delivered to his mother                 1871 90-20 7 West Indies WIN         Deliv
M18 7786 CROSSLEY John G 11 3 01/07/1874 West India Regiment 3rd Sch Mr Sgt Arthur G D Ellen A 14   22/03/1877 V Army Volunteer 81st Regt of Foot Army Volunteer                                   Army
M18 7883 DONNELLY Rich E 7 11 16/07/1875 West India Regiment 1st QMS Richard D Catherine A 13   10/09/1881 V Army Volunteer Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn Army Volunteer                 1881 83-08 15 Siera Leone SLE         Army
M80 10270 LOUIS Walter 9 2 29/01/1892 West India Regt 1st Sgt Walter A Eliza A     19/11/1894 V Army Volunteer Loyal North Lancashire Regt                                      
M80 12423 SUGDEN Harrison Wm Joseph     03/10/1907 West India Regt CSM John N   Theresa M       31/03/1908 W Withdrawn by Uncle                                        

[1]
Goble:
I have constructed a pseudo Census for the ten year periods to 1841. More as a statistical head count than the official UK Census.
[2]
Goble:
There was also an Infant/Female Asylum at Southampton. Boys were sent there as mentors and helpers until such time as they were okd enough to be apprenticed or enlisted for the Army

Data contributed by Peter Goble.

Please see related links:

www.achart.ca covers the history of the RMA, Chelsea  & the  Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin
www.rma-searcher.co.uk for the admission ledgers to the Military Schools


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